Yes. Glenn is not only the Founder of The Nazarene Fund, but he also sits on the board.
In 2014, ISIS rolled through the middle east. As these terrorists entered different cities across the region, they would offer ultimatums to the Christians and Yazidi’s that lived in these cities and towns. The offer they made was this:
Leave your homes or stay. But if you stay you must convert to Islam, pay and fine or you would face death.
With help from Muslim neighbors, ISIS would identify the homes and businesses of Christians and then mark their homes and businesses with the nun symbol in red paint.
The nun is the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet and equivalent to our letter “N.” The word nun stands for Nasara, or Nazarene which is a term in Arabic that expresses contempt or disapproval.
Once a sign of death…now a sign of hope
Evil terrorists used this symbol as a sign of fear of death and of destruction. But since TNF was founded, it is now a sign of hope, of peace and protection. We wear the nun as a sign of solidarity with our Christian brothers and sisters.
And more importantly, we wear the sign of the Nun to remember our Savior Jesus Christ, the Nazarene. We wear the nun to remember and exemplify our Savior. We are His hands and we are trying to serve our fellow men the way He wants us to serve them, even the least of these.
It depends who is being rescued. Once they are approved by Kurdish authorities, we partner with organizations that work with vulnerable Yazidis in-country and, by providing administrative and logistical support, enable them to be considered under Australia’s humanitarian program. Many have subsequently been resettled in Australia where they receive good care and can start a new life.
The same process happens for Christians that are rescued, but in many cases we also try to help the Christians rebuild their homes. Many Christians want to return to their homelands because their numbers in the region are dwindling quickly. Even with the threats that are present in the region, most Christian’s don’t want to leave and they want to return to their homes and rebuild their lives.
It depends on the type of rescue.
Typically, a rescue includes 6 months of care (food, shelter, and security) for an entire family and costs approximately 20,000 to 30,000 dollars. However, this number may fluctuate depending on from where the person is being rescued.
Some rescues are much more intensive and may require more money. If we are lucky, some rescues might be a bit easier requiring less funds. The Nazarene Fund also supports all those rescued until they are reunited with loved ones or relocated to a safe location to rebuild their lives. Unfortunately, often times those rescued don’t have homes to return to because they were destroyed by ISIS and the continual conflicts in the region.
Your donations are used to rescue, feed and produce medical care for individuals and families. Funds are also used for modest rebuilding efforts for those who choose to stay in the region.
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Yes they are. Although they are run as separate organizations, they are considered Sister Organizations and often work with one another on operations projects. Both TNF and OUR are under the same CEO, Tim Ballard.
Mercury One is a charity founded by TNF’s founder Glenn Beck. TNF often works with Mercury One to rescue those in need. However, they are separate organizations but work closely together.
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